Salt-Water Moon

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Kawa Ada, Mayko Nguyen and Ania Soul

Joseph Michael Photography

Kawa Ada, Mayko Nguyen and Ania Soul

Joseph Michael Photography

Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

August 1926, Coley’s Point, Newfoundland: the First World War is over, and every day the villages of Newfoundland are abandoned by their young people for life in the big city. On a moonlit summer night, Mary gazes at the stars, waiting for Jerome, her fiancé, to meet her. Instead, her former beau Jacob, who left a year before without saying goodbye, appears, and the old lovers confront their troubled past.

In this unique production of Salt-Water Moon from Why Not Theatre and Factory Theatre, director and 2016 Siminovitch Prize nominee Ravi Jain re-imagines a treasured Canadian classic about love, loss, and reconciliation through a truly universal lens. Ravi, the founding artistic director of Why Not Theatre, has created a spare and captivating production that illuminates David French’s timeless dialogue and love story, and through the brilliant addition of a musician/narrator, the storyteller becomes as important as the story. Beguiling and achingly honest, Salt-Water Moon allows us to consider fresh possibilities and fall in love with love all over again.

A Factory Theatre Production touring with Why Not Theatre. This tour is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Salt-Water Moon is an irresistible reimagining of a Canadian classic. A classic that is as much about Canada today as it is about Newfoundland of yesteryear.

J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

Credits

  • Written by David French
  • Directed by Ravi Jain
  • Starring Bahareh Yaraghi
    Danny Ghantous
    Ania Soul

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